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crash on X protocol error

From: Roland Roberts
Subject: crash on X protocol error
Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2006 23:34:52 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

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In GNU Emacs 21.4.1 (i386-redhat-linux-gnu, X toolkit, Xaw3d scroll bars)
 of 2005-05-18 on decompose.build.redhat.com
configured using `configure  --build=i386-redhat-linux --host=i386-redhat-linux 
--target=i386-redhat-linux-gnu --program-prefix= --prefix=/usr 
--exec-prefix=/usr --bindir=/usr/bin --sbindir=/usr/sbin --sysconfdir=/etc 
--datadir=/usr/share --includedir=/usr/include --libdir=/usr/lib 
--libexecdir=/usr/libexec --localstatedir=/var --sharedstatedir=/usr/com 
--mandir=/usr/share/man --infodir=/usr/share/info --with-pop --with-sound'
Important settings:
  value of $LC_ALL: nil
  value of $LC_COLLATE: nil
  value of $LC_CTYPE: nil
  value of $LC_MESSAGES: nil
  value of $LC_MONETARY: nil
  value of $LC_NUMERIC: nil
  value of $LC_TIME: nil
  value of $LANG: en_US.UTF-8
  locale-coding-system: utf-8
  default-enable-multibyte-characters: t

Please describe exactly what actions triggered the bug
and the precise symptoms of the bug:

Attempting to enter an imap group with Gnus 5.10.6 causes emacs to
crash.  The only message on the xterm which launched emacs was 

    X protocol error: BadName (named color or font does not exist) on protocol 
request 77

Even after ulimit -c unlimited, I am not getting a core dump.  The
binary has been stripped or has no debugging symbols.  However, running
under GDB tells me

    Program exited with code 0106.

I'm not sure if that's a real call to exit() or not.

Recent input:
<escape> 5 <escape> x g n u s - n o <tab> <return> 
<escape> x r e p o r t - e m <tab> <return>

Recent messages:
nnimap: Mailbox INBOX.java.jdee modified
nnimap: Mailbox INBOX.xcircuit modified
nnimap: Mailbox INBOX.mit.alumni modified
nnimap: Mailbox INBOX.mit.ccc modified
nnimap: Mailbox INBOX.jobs.em modified
nnimap: Mailbox INBOX.jobs.em.nagios modified
nnimap: Checking mailboxes...done
Checking new news...done
Loading gnus-topic...done
Loading emacsbug...done

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